Grouping/Buddying "presets"?

ahelgorahelgor Registered User
Hi there.. How about a way to store grouping/buddying settings?..

I very often find myself using some combinations of g/b setting over and over in a showsituation..So it could be nice to have a way to store those "presets"... I'm not shure how this could be implemented, but my initial idea was maybe to expand the Grouping toolbar with one more "row" in height, so those new "button's" that lives on that row could be "presets" for Grouping/Buddying, just like the View toolbar is today..

-I believe the recording could be as easy as just selecting the grouping/buddying you want, and hold record while pressing those new "buttons".. actually just like with views..

-And maybe that "empty" buttonslot between the buddying selector and close could be something like "preset" and will toggle open this new "row"..

Does this sound usefull to you guys? Or is it just me having too much spare time to come up with ideas that sounds good in my own head..


EDIT: maybe this new toolbar"row" can be undockable, so that we can choose to have it awaileable all the time..

Comments

  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2007
    Anders,

    Would being able to store grouping and buddying settings within groups give you enough flexibility?

    You could even record empty groups that would just recall different grouping and buddying settings.
  • ahelgorahelgor Registered User
    edited May 2007
    yes..thqat would be fine also.. that was another sollution i have thought about..empty groups with just groupin/buddying information in.. i guess it will be even more accesible as group pallettes... I couldn't come up with a logical way to record those though..
  • z6p6tist6z6p6tist6 Registered User
    edited May 2007
    You could just make it an extra mask...

    Use Grouping = Use G
    Use Buddying = Use ?

    PG
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited May 2007
    z6p6tist6 wrote:
    Use Buddying = Use ?

    How about "D"
  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2007
    Phil's idea would work, but I think it may add a bit more complexity than is necessary.

    I would suggest that groups would always record the current grouping and buddying settings. If you were to record a group without any fixtures it would just record the grouping and buddying settings.
  • ahelgorahelgor Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Tom, i think you're idea sounds good,, easy and simple.. atleast for groups without fixtures, as that is probably how I would use it myself..
    -I'm not that shure about groups will always record current g/b settings though.. that meens we will select g/b every time we select a group, and i'm not shure we(I) wan't that.
  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2007
    Anders,

    I usually find that I want to reset my grouping and buddying when my fixture selection changes. I would imagine that most of my groups would have grouping and buddying at 0, but that I would have some that only include grouping and buddying settings and a few that have groups of fixtures (like LED arrays) that have fixtures with selection orders and grouping and buddying.

    I also think this would be a fairly simple implementation. If we wanted to get into masking grouping and buddying into specific items or selecting a group without applying the grouping and buddying settings, things could get much more complex.

    Feel free to disagree. Let me know if you think there's a better way this could be handled or if you think there are any cases as an operator where this wouldn't suit your needs well.
  • Marty PostmaMarty Postma Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Tom,

    I think this is best, provided we could record Repeat/Buddy groups without fixtures in them.

    Usually I will select a Group and then set Repeats/Buddies, so having Repeats/Buddies at zero in my Group is NBD. Having the Repeat/Buddy settings as a separate palette could be a big timesaver.
  • stephlightstephlight Registered User
    edited May 2007
    record Repeat/Buddy groups without fixtures in them.

    +1, i 'm agree with this
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